Dual Language Programs for 2017-2018

  • Dual Language Early Learning Pilot Programs

    A 50:50 Dual Language early education pilot program will be implemented in ten sites beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The program will be a split day model (50% Spanish or Korean; 50% English – mornings all Spanish or Korean, afternoons all English) or vice versa.  The teachers will maintain the target language following the 50/50 model and “switch” at half day. There will be a thematic connection across the Spanish/Korean and English portions of the curriculum, with intentional planning about what will be done in which language.  Other defining characteristics for successful dual language preschool programs include:


    • Young children’s choice of language is allowed so they can express themselves


    • Children’s “code-switching” is not a problem


    • A language based environment that is fun and developmentally appropriate for very young children


    • Thematically related but different material is covered in each language


    • Scaffolding comprehension, use of visuals and movement to support comprehension.


    • Positive climate/culture affirming the value of bilingualism and celebrating children’s developing skills


    • Parents are encouraged about the importance of developing the home language, using their strongest language with their children, actively engaging in supporting home language development through talking, storytelling, singing, asking questions and eliciting their children’s “voices” in the home language.









    Queen Anne ES  323.939.7322 WEST   ETK  English/Spanish
    Cahuenga ES  213.386.6303  CENTRAL  TK  English/Korean
    Eastman ES 323.269.0456   EAST ETK   English/Spanish
    Gates Early Education Center 213.222.0277    EAST  Pre-K  English/Spanish
    Nevada ES 818.348.2169   NORTHWEST  ETK & TK  English/Spanish
    Grand View ES 310.390.3618  WEST    ETK English/Spanish 
    Montara ES 323.567.1451   EAST   ETK  English/Spanish
    Gledhill Early Education Center 818.895.2491  NORTHWEST  Pre-ETK English/Spanish 
    Vista Del Valle ES 818.838.3860   NORTHEAST  ETK & TK  English/Spanish
    Denker ES  310.327.9420  SOUTH  ETK  English/Korean